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  • Packers promote tight end Evan Baylis; new faces in return game

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Green Bay Packers did not practice Wednesday with head coach Matt LaFleur electing to give his players' bodies time to rest – and when the injury report was released later that afternoon it was revealed that tight end Jimmy Graham would not have practiced due to a groin..." September 20

  • Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson Get Headlines, but They Aren't the Only Young QBs on the Rise

    Bleacher Report "Here we are again, watching a young group of quarterbacks change the NFL. You know the names, and two of the biggest, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, play each other Sunday. That game spotlights what could turn into a remarkable rivalry not..." September 20

  • Packers would like to even out backfield work

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel " On his 22nd carry Sunday, punishment he’d never before taken, Aaron Jones had one man to beat. He’d just cut back against the grain, running left as his offensive line blocked right, the type of outside-zone concept designed to get a dynamic ball carrier into open..." September 19

  • Packers’ Aaron Rodgers deciphers Vic Fangio’s upcoming defense

    Clutch Points "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will face off with Vic Fangio for the 12th time, but this is the first time that Fangio will be the head coach, rather than the defensive coordinator. When Fangio was the defensive coordinator in San Francisco, Rodgers went 0-4, but..." September 19

  • New Packers special teams return man Tremon Smith shares secret to returning kicks

    Maven Sports "Tremon Smith, who was among the top kickoff returners in the NFL last season, shares the key for success. The Green Bay Packers are deep at cornerback and had a proven returner in Trevor Davis, so why on Earth did general manager Brian Gutekunst claim Tremon Smith off waivers from..." September 19

  • Quick fixes Packers QB Aaron Rodgers must make to get things back on track

    Clutch Points "The Green Bay Packers are 2-0 to begin their season led by Aaron Rodgers. They faced two strong defenses so far in the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. Despite the two wins, Rodgers has not looked like himself. Rodgers has not turned the ball over this..." September 19

  • Raiders To Acquire WR Trevor Davis From Packers

    247 Sports "The Green Bay Packers have traded wide receiver Trevor Davis to the Oakland Raiders, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.   Source: September 19

  • Green Bay Packers could be NFL's most surprising 2-0 team

    The Sports Daily "We are only two weeks into the 2019 National Football League regular season, but there is a lot to like about the Green Bay Packers.In the first two games, the Packers beat NFC North Division foes the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. It should be noted that the Bears and Vikings..." September 18

  • Panthers’ Ron Rivera betting favorite to be first NFL head coach fired

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers head into this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at 0-2 on the season and with quarterback Cam Newton unlikely to play. It’s just the latest example of the Ron Rivera-led squad failing to remain relevant. Carolina finished last season 7-9..." September 18

  • For the Love of God Somebody Needs to Trade for Jalen Ramsey Before the Patriots Do

    12 Up "It's time for 30 NFL teams to come together and think about the good of the league, because even though it may not be the best idea for every franchise, someone has to trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey just so the Patriots don't get the..." September 18

  • Here are five landing spots if Eli Manning wants to be traded

    CBS Sports "After watching Eli Manning get off to an ugly start in 2019, the Giants finally made the decision to bench their Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. The team's decision means that Manning won't be on the field as..." September 18

  • Ranking NFL's 0-2 teams: Who should hit panic button and who's still alive?

    USA Today "The panic button is typically pushed as a last resort, once time has virtually run out. Yet in the hyper-competitive, hyper-reactive world of the NFL, that often means a mere two weeks into the season.  Consider the New York Giants. In the throes of their third consecutive..." September 18

  • Hey, Packers fans: Would you cheer for Bears all season for $2,000? There's a contest for that

    USA Today "OK, Green Bay Packers fans, what would it take for you to spend this season cheering for the Chicago Bears? No, seriously. We’re talking wearing a Bears jersey, carrying on about it on social media, the whole nine yards. If you’re already nauseous just..." September 18

  • When key players want to change teams, blame the teams not the players

    Pro Football Talk "Khalil Mack wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted. Antonio Brown wanted out of Pittsburgh. Then he wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted, both times. Minkah Fitzpatrick wanted out of Miami. He got what he wanted. Jalen Ramsey wants..." September 18

  • Packers claim CB Tremon Smith off of waivers from Chiefs

    247 Sports "Just 24 hours after their win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers are adding another body to their defense. They're claiming cornerback Tremon Smith off of waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports. September 17

  • Here are five landing spots for Jalen Ramsey

    CBS Sports "Poor Ben Roethlisberger -- out for the season with elbow surgery -- and Drew Brees -- missing six weeks with a thumb injury -- couldn't even hold the headlines for a full 24 hours before Jalen Ramsey, last seen engaging in a sideline blowup..." September 17

  • Darnell Savage Injury: Packers safety leaves stadium in walking boot after injury on final play

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers’ defensive players were the heroes of the afternoon in week two, coming up with big stops when they were needed in the team’s 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. However, it was not all smiles after the game. Rookie safety Darnell..." September 16

  • Aaron Rodgers takes blame for getting down wrong, killing Packers' drive vs. Vikings

    USA Today "When Aaron Rodgers looked at where the football was spotted late in the second quarter, he thought the Green Bay Packers had a first down. They didn’t. Instead, it was fourth-and-1 with a little more than 90 seconds until halftime. The Packers, up 21-7 at the time, had a chance..." September 16

  • Aaron Rodgers says he and Matt LaFleur weren’t “yelling how much we love each other”

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur got into it . . . and got over it. Winning surely helped. The Packers quarterback smiled when asked about the animated conversation he had with his coach on the sideline in the second quarter. " September 15

  • David Bakhtiari is questionable with back injury

    Packers.com "The Packers have listed left tackle David Bakhtiari as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with a back injury. Bakhtiari was added to the injury report Wednesday and sat out of Thursday’s padded practice before returning Friday in a limited..." September 14

  • Aaron Rodgers experimenting with wristband play sheet

    Bleacher Report "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may wear a wristband with a list of plays for the first time in his NFL career Sunday for the team's Week 2 game against the Minnesota Vikings in an effort to increase the offense's pace. Rodgers,..." September 14

  • Dez Bryant Reportedly Wants to Play for Packers

    Heavy "Dez Bryant is still about a month away from making his return from a torn Achilles tendon, but the three-time Pro Bowler reportedly envisions catching passes from Aaron Rodgers in his future when he does. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported Thursday on “NFL..." September 14

  • David Bakhtiari sits out practice with back injury

    Clutch Points "The Green Bay Packers face a dilemma one week into the NFL season. David Bakhtiari had to miss practice as the Pack prepares for the Vikings. With his availability unknown, the Packers’ depth is a concern. Sam Ekstrom confirmed via Twitter that the offensive tackle had..." September 13

  • Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari back to practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers may be able to exhale. Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, left tackle David Bakhtiari returned to practice Friday, meaning their starting line should be tegether Sunday against the Vikings. " September 13

  • Matt Nagy: Bears coaches didn’t tell Mitch Trubisky to not discuss Packers loss

    Chicago Sun-Times "One day after quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s strange claim that he’d been told not to talk about the most disappointing game of his career, Bears coach Matt Nagy said he was given no such instructions by the coaching staff. “Let me just tell you this — it..." September 13

  • Davante Adams: We’ve got time, but I like to see results fast

    Packers.com "Davante Adams will admit he’s impatient. Both a realist and a true believer in what this Packers offense can do, Adams knows it was only the first game, and the struggles can get worked out. But he’s also hoping others share his desire to push for progress, and..." September 12

  • Packers Defense Eager to Prove They Can Contain Dalvin Cook, Vikings Ground Game

    The Sports Daily "The Green Bay Packers defense opened the season with a very strong effort in their 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears, pressuring Mitchell Trubisky consistently, limiting the Bears rushing attack and holding the home team to a mere three points. But in Week 2 against the Vikings, the Packers..." September 12

  • Marquise Brown and Other NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Future Stars

    Bleacher Report "The NFL Week 1 slate always produces odd occurrences that don't necessarily reflect what happens the rest of the way. Teams throw out new things that aren't on film, and players are still getting used to full speed and contact again, among other reasons for the opening-slate..." September 12

  • NFL creates $3m challenge to develop safer helmet

    Sport Business "The National Football League is offering $3m as part of an initiative to create a helmet which can outperform the equipment currently in use. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, experts, innovators and helmet manufacturers have been offered $2m in grant funding to support the..." September 12

  • Hall of Fame reveals 122 nominees for '20 class

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith are among the first-time eligible players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Hall of Fame on Thursday released a total of 122 players who comprise the list of modern-era..." September 12

  • Could Colts tank for another quarterback? Five NFL teams already looking ahead to 2020

    CBS Sports "Some NFL teams made good of their 2019 season openers over the weekend, confirming themselves as projected playoff contenders -- from the Los Angeles Rams surviving a battle with the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Dallas Cowboys rolling..." September 12

  • Offensive Holding Calls, The Best Part of the NFL, Are Way Up This Year

    The Big Lead "Folks, the NFL is back and better than ever. And I can prove it with empirical data. Offensive holding penalties, the very best part of the game, are up in a big way. The NFL’s two officiating points of emphasis were obvious in Week 1. Flags for offensive holding rose 32..." September 12

  • Bears told Mitchell Trubisky not to talk about loss to Packers

    Chicago Tribune "Nothing gives meaning to the term “long weekend” like scoring three points in a Thursday night game. And when that game is a 10-3 home loss to your division rival in a supposed Super Bowl-season kickoff party, the countdown clock to Week 2 can feel like it’s ticking..." September 12

  • Aaron Rodgers asks Cheeseheads not to do wave with Packers on offense

    NFL.com "Aaron Rodgers knows how to handle high-pressure situations. But that doesn't mean he's immune to distractions. In the midst of answering reporters' questions Wednesday, the Packers star quarterback made a simple request. Not to his teammates or coaches but to the many..." September 12

  • Aaron Rodgers Seems Worried About Facing Explosive Eagles

    Heavy "Aaron Rodgers wanted to make two things perfectly clear: first, please don’t do ‘The Wave’ when the Packers are on offense. He hates it and it’s disruptive to the team. And one more thing: if the stadium operations crew at Lambeau Field is committed..." September 11

  • Packers Prepare to Honor Bart Starr at Home Opener

    The Sports Daily "The Green Bay Packers are set to honor the memory of Bart Starr this weekend before and during this Sunday’s home opener against the Minnesota Vikings. It is difficult to put into words what Bryan Bartlett Starr has meant to the Packers organization since his rookie season in 1956. He was..." September 10

  • Packers Hall of Famer Al “Hoagy” Carmichael dies at 90

    Packers News " Al “Hoagy” Carmichael, a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the player who scored the first touchdown in the history of the old American Football League, died Saturday in Palm Desert. Carmichael was 90. Carmichael lived in the desert with his..." September 10

  • Matt LaFleur was only new head coach to win in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "There were eight head coaching hires made this offseason and none of the new coaches squared off against one another in Week One, which meant there was a chance that the new coaches could go 8-0 to open the season. That possibility remained alive after Matt LaFleur’s Packers..." September 10

  • Five top wide receivers who changed teams in 2019

    The Sports Daily "In the third of three series, we will take a look at the top five National Football League wide receivers who changed teams in the offseason. The player number one on the list was always to be Antonio Brown, however on the weekend Brown made NFL headlines when he was cut by the Oakland..." September 09

  • 5 Underrated Storylines for NFL Week 1

    The Big Lead "After a dud of an opening football game in Chicago, all America wants is…more football. Well, better football, but more better football. The NFL season begins in full this weekend and into Monday night with a full slate of games set to retake the country’s imagination...." September 06

  • Predicting the Next Wave of NFL Megadeals After Zeke, Goff Extensions

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams have handed out more than a half-billion dollars in recent extensions, but don't expect the money to stop flowing anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams rewarded quarterback Jared Goff with a four-year, $134 million extension. One day later,..." September 06

  • 10 players set to take flight in NFL Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The start of a new season brings with it a sense of hope for every fan base. NFL Week 1 also sets the stage for some players to explode out of the gate. That’s what we’re diving into here. In particular, we expect 10 players to open their 2019 NFL seasons with huge..." September 06

  • Does NFL Reddit Partnership Mean Streams Will Be Shut Down Like NBA's Soon?

    The Big Lead "The NFL had one more offseason transaction to announce before officially kicking off its centennial season on Thursday. The league has added Reddit Inc. as one of its new digital marketing platforms. This new collaboration is set to take advantage of the “Ask Me Anything”..." September 06

  • 10 NFL players primed for breakout seasons in 2019

    The Telegraph "very year a handful of relatively unknown football players make the leap from respected professional to bona fide superstar. There is no better example than Patrick Mahomes taking the NFL by storm last season, and while the Chiefs quarterback's achievements are near-impossible to..." September 06

  • Aaron Rodgers sends message to NFL following Packers' victory: 'We got a defense'

    CBS Sports "The last time the Green Bay Packers had a top-10 defense, Aaron Rodgers hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy. For the first time in nearly a decade, Rodgers appears to have a defense that can match his talents at quarterback.  Thursday's performance against..." September 06

  • Packers Defensive Back Tramon Williams: 'We Wanted to Make Mitch Play Quarterback'

    SI "The Bears relied heavily on Mitchell Trubisky in their season-opening loss to the Packers on Thursday night, and Green Bay cornerback Tramon Williams said the visitors liked their chances in the game if they could force the third-year signal-caller to make..." September 06

  • Five NFL players who benefited most from Elliott, Goff extensions

    Sportsnaut "Two positional markets around the NFL were thrown for a loop in the lead up to the start of the regular season this week. It started with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff netting a four-year, $134 million extension with a record $110 million in total guarantees on..." September 06

  • Packers' Aaron Rodgers donates 375 helmets to high schools affected by wildfires

    CBS Sports "Aaron Rodgers will strap on a helmet to kick off the 2019 NFL season on Thursday night, but first he made sure at least 375 high schoolers from his home state will get to strap on their own new helmets this season. As reported by The Sacramento Bee, the Green Bay Packers quarterback..." September 05

  • Julio Jones Headlines Potential Antonio Brown Replacements for Raiders

    Heavy "With the NFL season here, somehow the news cycle revolves around Antonio Brown drama. The controversial wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders has decided to stir the pot even more than he has already by going on the assault against general manager Mike Mayock. It’s been a bad year for..." September 05

  • Top NFL Free Agents Teams Should Add Before Week 1

    Bleacher Report "Before the 2019 NFL season kicks off Thursday, coaches are continuing to put together game plans for their first opponents. There's still time to cover shallow spots on depth charts with free-agent veterans who are ready to jump into the fray. Clubs released unofficial..." September 05